Monday, October 14, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Top 2013 Concert Tours and Tickets


from our friends at polyvinylrecords

of Montreal - Lousy with Sylvianbriar

of Montreal's new album 'Lousy with Sylvianbriar' is out now!

There are less than 100 copies remaining of the Early Bird Edition 180-Gram Sea Glass Green vinyl, so if you're planning to grab one for yourself there's no better time than now!

Lousy with Sylvianbriar was created with a new songwriting approach, a different recording method, and a fresh group of musicians.

Seeking creative inspiration, Kevin Barnes re-located to San Francisco where he spent days soaking in the strange surroundings and channeling the city's energy into his writing. After a very prolific period there, he returned to Athens, GA, and assembled the cast of musicians to begin the sessions.

Barnes eschewed computer recording -- with its pitch correction, limitless effects plug-ins and editing possibilities -- and instead, with the help of engineer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Toro y Moi), he recorded Lousy with Sylvianbriar in his home studio on a 24-track tape machine.

With no computer tricks to fall back on, the band -- Kevin Barnes (guitars,bass,vocals), Rebecca Cash (vocals), Clayton Rychlik (drums,vocals), Jojo Glidewell (keys), Bob Parins (pedal steel,bass), and Bennet Lewis (guitars,mandolin) -- could only get out of the recordings what they put into them.

Most of the tracking was recorded live with the band in the same room together. They worked quickly, with the band members composing their parts on the fly and with little second guessing. The album was recorded in just three weeks.

"I knew I wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late 60s and early 70s," reveals Barnes. "I wanted to work fast and to maintain a high level of spontaneity and immediacy. I wanted the songs to be more lyric-driven, and for the instrumental arrangements to be understated and uncluttered.”

Opening track and lead single "Fugitive Air" feels like a Stones-y anthem, with sparks of Philip K. Dick's psychedelic prose, Ralph Bakshi's cartoon violence, and William S. Burroughs' hyper-paranoia.

"Belle Glade Missionaries" finds Barnes lyrically at his most political, backed by a soundtrack that is pure Dylan circa Highway 61 Revisited.

Vocalist Rebecca Cash makes several appearances on the album, taking the lead on the plaintive "Raindrop in My Skull," where her and Barnes share a Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris-inspired duet.

"She Ain't Speakin' Now" ranks among of Montreal's all-time great songs, transforming its brooding acoustic guitar intro into a visceral angst-ridden rocker that sounds like the best moments of Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

The album's closer, "Imbecile Rages," a caustic and doleful epitaph for a crumbling relationship, is one of Barnes' most raw and personal statements.

Like the classic albums that inspired it, this is an album to be explored, to be lived with, to be listened to in happiness and in darkness, to be dissolved into. To be played very loudly at parties and with eyes closed, in headphones, alone. It should become dog-eared and dirty with use and it should lessen the blow of our enemies, in all their forms

Get a copy at PolyVinylRecords


what's great about our country is that people can express their opinions. though i may disagree with his theories, i do like to present both sides of the vinyl equation:

Five Reasons Why CDs Are Better Than Vinyl


not to get on my soapbox, but there's just too much out there these days....

4 Million Songs On Spotify Have Never Been Played


ya saw this coming....

Daft Punk reportedly releasing Random Access Memories deluxe box set


Nirvana's In Utero Vinyl To Be Released On Black Friday 

Nirvana are set to release a remastered and remixed version of In Utero on Black Friday, November 29. The new vinyl version comes as a 45 RPM, 180-gram limited edition double vinyl in conjunction with Record Store Day's "Back to Black" event.  The release's original producer, Steve Albini, mastered the new mix at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. The reissue also features alternative artwork.


Red Hot Chili Peppers to Release Limited-Edition Vinyl On Black Friday

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently announced that they will release a vinyl double LP, 'I'm Beside You,' on Black Friday, November 29th, via Warner Bros. Records.  The dual-disc set features outtakes recorded during sessions for the band's 2011 studio album 'I'm With You,' produced by Rick Rubin. Previously released as a series of nine individual 7" singles (from August 2012 to July 2013), the 17 tracks are being released together for the first time on limited-edition numbered vinyl. They have been pressed at RTI and mastered for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering.


Bob Dylan’s ‘Side Tracks’ to be released on vinyl for Record Store Day (Video)


Quarrymen records 'most costly'


vinyl doing well in the DC area:

The District’s record stores will spin you right round, baby


cool story:

Unique Rockford store Toad Hall marks 40 years of vinyl, books, comics


i see a pattern here....

Boston Reveal New Album Art


Beatles Book Tunes In to the Band’s History


New Take On Music Crowdfunding From Cooking Vinyl's Pete Lawrence & Book Publisher Unbound

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